Sheriff Clayton warns drivers; Click it or Ticket Special Traffic Enforcement
Expanded enforcement could mean more unbuckled motorists find themselves on the receiving end of a $65 penalty. Starting today, law enforcement agencies across the state are stepping up seat belt enforcement for the annual Click It or Ticket campaign that seeks to reduce traffic deaths and injuries by increasing belt use.
The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office, U of M Department of Public Safety and Pittsfield Department of Public Safety will work over 200 hours designated for seat belt enforcement in Washtenaw County. This takes place from May 19 through June 1. Enforcement is paid by the federal traffic safety funds administrated by the Office of Highway Safety planning (OHSP).
Michigan law requires all drivers and passengers 15 and younger in any seating position to be buckled up. Children must be in a car seat or booster seat until they are 8 years old or 4 feet 9 inches tall. The new Click It or Ticket ad can be viewed at www.Youtube.com/ohsp